CBP's Handling of Unaccompanied Alien Children   [open pdf - 2MB]

This Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) report "addresses Customs and Border Protection's compliance with the 'Flores Settlement Agreement' in the treatment of unaccompanied alien children in its custody. It is based on interviews with employees and officials of relevant agencies, direct observations, and a review of applicable documents." The OIG recommends that the agency: "(1) evaluate its food-purchasing and contracting methods to ensure efficient use of resources; (2) ensure that detainees are informed of the safety of drinking water provided in hold rooms; (3) determine whether unaccompanied alien children are injured or require medical attention; (4) document medical care provided; (5) ensure that detention facilities maintain sufficient inventories of medical supplies; (6) ensure that toilets and sinks are routinely inspected and work properly; (7) verify that all required personnel complete the mandatory annual refresher 'Flores v. Reno Settlement Agreement' training; and (8) accurately and consistently document required information pertaining to unaccompanied alien children."

Report Number:
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-10-117
Public Domain
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United States Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General: http://www.dhs.gov/xoig/
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